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How should you split a pill?

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Use a pill splitter. These gadgets are cheap -- between $3 and $10 at most pharmacies. Some health insurance providers will send them to members for free.

Always wash your hands first. Wash the pill splitter thoroughly after you’re done.

From: Guide to Pill Splitting WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:                                                                                                                               

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy: "Professional Practice Advisory on Tablet Splitting."

FDA: "Consumer Updates -- Tablet Splitting: A Risky Practice."

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists: "Tablet Splitting for Cost Containment."

Grissinger M. February 2010. Pharmacy and Therapeutics,

American Medical News: "Cost vs. compliance: Physicians encouraged to discuss prescriptions."

Consumer Reports: "Pill Splitting."

Premera Blue Cross: "Save on Copays with Tablet Splitting Program."

UnitedHealthcare Half Tablet Program.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 09, 2018

SOURCES:                                                                                                                               

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy: "Professional Practice Advisory on Tablet Splitting."

FDA: "Consumer Updates -- Tablet Splitting: A Risky Practice."

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists: "Tablet Splitting for Cost Containment."

Grissinger M. February 2010. Pharmacy and Therapeutics,

American Medical News: "Cost vs. compliance: Physicians encouraged to discuss prescriptions."

Consumer Reports: "Pill Splitting."

Premera Blue Cross: "Save on Copays with Tablet Splitting Program."

UnitedHealthcare Half Tablet Program.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 09, 2018

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